Internetworking LANs and WANs: Concepts, Techniques and Methods / Edition 2

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The rapid increase in Internet connections has caused a dramatic rise in the technological and administrative difficulties experienced by LAN and WAN users and managers as they try to meet the demand for intercompatibility between diverse systems. This practical book addresses these challenges by covering the latest technological advancements, including high speed LANs FDDI, Fast Ethernet and ATM, token ring, TCP/IP, and more.

Covering all aspects of internetworking, this timely book opens with a detailed examination of the operation and performance of LANs and WANs before focusing on internetworking. The basic concepts of internetworking, the utilization of communications equipment, and communications carrier line facilities are all carried in depth.

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A manual for practicing and student telecommunications engineers. First sets out the foundations and standards of networking, then examines the operation of different types of communication equipment and communications carrier line facilities, methods to determine the minimum level of performance required to avoid internetwork degradation, and several mathematical models that can be adapted to specific environments to project different types of performance prior to ordering hardware or communications facilities. Updated from the 1993 edition to include innovations such as Fast Ethernet, Windows NT, data-link switching, and virtual LANs and networking. No bibliography. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471975144
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/14/1998
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 540
  • Product dimensions: 7.42 (w) x 9.76 (h) x 1.16 (d)

Table of Contents

Network Concepts.

Local Area Networks.

Local Area Networking.

Constructing Local Area Networks.

Wide Area Networks and Network Facilities.

Network Layer Operations.

Bridging Methods.


Gateway Functions, Methods and Applications.

Network Security.

vLANs and Virtual Networking.

Performance Issues.


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